“Ninth Day of Holiday Cocktails”

“On the ninth day of holiday cocktails, my true love made for me…

…nine cosmopolitans!”

Say, what?  Cosmo cocktail for the holidays??  Why not!  Remember, one of the steadfast ingredients in most all cosmopolitan cocktail recipes is cranberry juice…and cranberry equals holiday!!

The light pink liquid in the pre-chilled martini glasses was very tasty tonight, especially after all the creme de this and peppermint de that in the cocktails over the previous few days along our journey for 12 holiday cocktail recipes for the list on that painted holiday kitchen towel.  For the ninth cocktail, we stuck with a pretty contemporary recipe for two:

  • 4 oz vodka (we used Deep Eddy, which is distilled 10 times and very smooth)
  • 1 oz cranberry juice
  • 1 oz lime juice (fresh squeezed is the best)
  • 1 oz Triple Sec

Two chilled martini glasses, ingredients shaken briskly in a shaker filled with ice — pour quickly and serve the same, to let the sipping begin!!

After making two batches, I ran out of fresh lime juice so I switched to organic lemon juice from the bottle.  And they were equally delicious, if not better.

This was a delightful cocktail for our ninth night of sampling recipes!  Simple to make, light and tasty, and still looking shiny in glass during the season for bling!

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